10 Questions with Tamela Hall

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding photographers in GA, Tamela Hall of Forever Love Photography. Atlanta based Tamela Hall is the founder and owner of Forever Love Photography.

Forever Love Photography

Photographer - Tamela Hall

10 Questions with Tamela Hall
  • Business: Forever Love Photography
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia GA
  • Experience: 10 Years
  • Photography Types: Engagements, Family, Weddings
  • Website: foreverlovestudiosga.com

1. Introduction: What's your story?

I am so excited you're here! I am a wife, mother, and I enjoy perhaps a bit too much creamer in my coffee. I am an Atlanta engagement/couples, wedding, and family photographer based out of the Greater Atlanta area. I love capturing timeless, bright and airy with a pop of color, natural real emotion filled images for my couples and could not imagine doing anything else than what I am doing right now!

From my point of view as a wife and busy mom to two beautiful and energetic kids, so I know firsthand how important it is to capture these times in your growing families lives before they slip away all too fast. My goal is to create lasting relationships with my clients and grow with them through all stages of their life, from their Atlanta engagement session to their dream Atlanta wedding, followed by them starting their family and watching it grow through my lens.

You could say that I am a big sap. I LIVE for love stories! From a very young age, there are two things that I have always loved, reading love novels, and taking pictures! Capturing the true, pure, raw emotion between two people, that spark, that connection, THAT is why I left my corporate job in Atlanta of 15 years and dove headfirst into turning my passion into a fulltime business. With that said I have over a decade of experience capturing Atlanta wedding, engagements, and family portrait photographer.

Fun fact time... I also have a collection of cool vintage cameras. I have been published internationally as The Best Atlanta Wedding Photographer, over 100 times in several magazines, blogs and on a variety of websites. I have a few feature publications coming up in Atlanta Style Wedding Magazine.

I am also mentor for fellow wedding photographers and I enjoy helping those who are just learning photography to learn what their camera is capable of and how to turn their vision into a reality. I teach them how to use manual mode, shoot with kelvin to get the best skin tones and how to understand the golden triangle. I'm very open with my students and teach them how I got the title best Atlanta Wedding Photographer 2020. I offer online mentoring and in person mentoring for photographers in the Atlanta area who are interested in learning wedding photography. I design, plan and host some of the most popular styled wedding shoots in the Atlanta area. If you're a photographer or looking to get into wedding photography then please reach out to see what I have coming up.

I am excited to announce that Forever Love Atlanta Wedding Photography is growing. I've added 3 amazing associate photographers to the company as well as teaming up with some of the best wedding videographers in Atlanta to offer videography for wedding days and events as an add-on to my wedding packages. I'll be updating with pictures of the team of wedding photographers I have working with me very soon! I'm expanding to cover the entire Southeastern United States with the plans of being able to photograph weddings across the entire United States. Weddings, Destination Weddings & Atlanta Weddings at historical places like the Swan House Atlanta are my favorites!!!

We are an Atlanta household of animal lovers, my adorable 5 year old little girl Michaela, my husband and assistant Tim, and of course myself. I also have a 16 year old son who lives in Minnesota with his father. We have a Pug named Charlie and 4 cats: Sophie, Sarah, Sammy & Shakespeare AKA Hamlet. We love movies and just spending time as a family! We travel as often as we can and are marking off locations on our bucket list such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and other great locations across the country.

When I am not behind the camera, planning a wedding or engagement session, or editing one of these gorgeous wedding albums, you can find me hanging out with the family playing cards, vacationing at the beach or in the mountains, hiking one of the many beautiful trails around Atlanta, or all cozy on the couch, wrapped in my big fluffy blanket watching a movie with Charlie curled up in my lap or sitting at my desk working on my next YouTube tutorial for photographers!

Let's Chat!

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

I have been a professional photographer for over a decade. Last year I took the plunge into being a specialist at Engagements and Weddings and while I only did 10 weddings in the last year, this year I have more than double that many planned, including several West Coast Destination weddings and engagements!

3. How would you describe your photography style?

I shot traditional posed for some photos and others we have fun and do prompts to truly bring out the personality and intimate connection between each couple. My editing style is light and airy with a pop of color.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

Book your photographer right after booking your venue. These are the two vendors that will book up the fastest. Fall is full of weddings so if you have a fall wedding I suggest making arrangements as far in advance as you can, especially for October weddings!

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

I have an Intimate Package, Keepsake Package, Signature Package & Heirloom Package.

Intimate package is great for Elopements $2000
Keepsake Package is great for small ceremonies $2800
Signature Package is my most popular as it covers 8 hours $3400
Timeless Package is all day coverage with two photographers $4000

Add-on videographer for $1250-3000 depending on time needed.

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

I am your lead photographer. My assistant is Tim and my second shooter is Brianna or Lindsay depending on the availability for that date.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

All destination weddings require a travel fee of $1200. This covers my team's flight, rental car, & lodging for 2 days the night before and day of your wedding.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

They're available as add-on items.

Albums start at $895
Gift Print packages start at $150
Fine-Art Prints start at $350

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

In person reveal of wedding images will take place about 4-6 weeks after your wedding.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Retainer is non-refundable however it can be transferred to a different date. Anything paid over the retainer amount will be refunded to the client or person who paid for the services.

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Awards

WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021